What Is Cocaine
Cocaine is a drug that comes under the heading of stimulants. This drug will give the user a temporary illusion of limitless power and hallucinations, some being BAD TRIPS (see Bad Trip). Cocaine comes from a South American Coca plant. It is a white powder and is either snorted or injected intravenously. Once the effects of the drug start to wear off the user will usually be left feeling depressed, on edge and craving for more. The user could also suffer from paranoia whilst using the drug.
How Is Cocaine Taken
This is a simple method where the user will chop up the powder very fine with a razor blade or other very sharp tool. It will the be placed on a flat smooth surface in a straight line and snorted up the nostrils with a straw or other tube object.
Cocaine can also be injected, smoked or by chewing the coca leaf.
Effects Of Cocaine:
- Heart rate increases
- Blood pressure rises
- Possibility of a brain seizure
- Heart attack
- Rise in body temperature
- Paranoid or violent behaviour
- Loss of interest with friends and family
- Loss of appetite
- Decreased sex drive
- No interest in usual activities, sports, hobbies etc.
Overdose On Cocaine
Death by overdosing on Cocaine is not uncommon. Overdosing can cause a serious increase in blood pressure, which may result in bleeding in the brain causing the possibility of a stroke. Overdosing with Cocaine can cause heart and respiratory problems resulting in death.
Prolonged use of Cocaine can affect the nervous system, causing constriction of blood vessels, irregular heart beat and dilation of the pupils.
A bad trip is where the user will imagine seeing something grotesque and awful. In all instances the user will believe what’s going through their mind is really happening.
In one instance a user hallucinated that their arm was getting longer and longer, heading towards the road. The user believed their hand was going to be run over by a bus, it was so real the user chopped off their own hand.
What Is Crack Cocaine
Crack is a form of Cocaine which can be smoked, after it has been chemically modified.Crack Cocaine has the same downside effects as Cocaine. The other disadvantages are respiratory problems and lung disease.